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A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« on: March 30, 2021, 10:03:04 AM »
https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-near-call-whether-the-left-will-implode-or-triumph_3754081.html

A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
by Roger Kimball
March 29, 2021

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Here’s a question that I do not know the answer to: “Is the Left on the Cusp of Permanent Triumph, Or Is It Committing Suicide?”

That’s the title of an essay by Francis Menton at his blog Manhattan Contrarian.

Menton points out that the sudden acceleration of “cancel culture” and social media “de-platforming” are only two arrows in the Left’s quiver of intimidation.

Another weapon—more bludgeon than arrow, perhaps—ratchets up the Left’s “coercive suppression of dissent” to new, Soviet or Chinese Communist levels of ferociousness.

One main tactic is the universalization of diversity imperatives. The whole “diversity” gambit was always noxious because it never had anything to do with fostering genuine diversity—which requires a sedulous fostering of dissenting opinion and open debate about contentious issues.

On the contrary, the diversity racket was always about enforcing conformity and ideological purity.

The difference now is that what had been confined to a few administrative proclamations and particular “consciousness raising” classes has metastasized and is poised to dictate the emotional and ideological weather of entire institutions.

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Francis Menton's blog piece can be found here:
https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-3-20-is-the-left-on-the-cusp-of-permanent-triumph-or-is-it-committing-suicide

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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 10:54:44 AM »
"Anti-racism" is strikingly similar to "anti-Fascism."  Both are, in reality, racism and fascism, respectively.  No "anti" about it.
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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 11:20:48 AM »
One would hope that the left's attempt to destroy everything all at once will backfire, that sane people will say, "Enough!"
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The Democrats have no idea how they’re galvanizing Americans against them with the vaccine passport insanity.

This will not end well for the left.
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I don't know, though. We've certainly been nice compliant sheep so far, at least with regard to Covid (not that we had much choice - if the restaurant is closed, we can't very well patronize it).
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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 11:30:32 AM »
One would hope that the left's attempt to destroy everything all at once will backfire, that sane people will say, "Enough!"I don't know, though. We've certainly been nice compliant sheep so far, at least with regard to Covid (not that we had much choice - if the restaurant is closed, we can't very well patronize it).
Half of the nation will never come around. Drama queens satisfied with responding to their emotions.

The question is will the rational half allow the drama queens to continue to run the show.

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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 02:39:43 PM »
All signs indicate that the Rodents will "triumph", if "triumph" means so utterly destroying the country to suppress dissent that Venezuela becomes a desirable place for emigrating Americans.
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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 02:41:30 PM »
Half of the nation will never come around. Drama queens satisfied with responding to their emotions.

The question is will the rational half allow the drama queens to continue to run the show.

Eventually it gets to the point where the normals are fed up and decorate the cityscape with rotting meat on all the lamp-posts and road overpasses.

Rope's reusable, though, so maybe only the last wave will be allowed to hang and rot.  But if it's the last wave, who's the example for?
The GOP is not the party leadership.  The GOP is the party MEMBERSHIP.   The members need to kick the leaders out if they leaders are going the wrong way.  No coddling allowed.

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Re: A Near Call: Whether the Left Will Implode or Triumph
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 02:48:09 PM »
Eventually it gets to the point where the normals are fed up and decorate the cityscape with rotting meat on all the lamp-posts and road overpasses.

Rope's reusable, though, so maybe only the last wave will be allowed to hang and rot.  But if it's the last wave, who's the example for?
Agree, we may have to bring back gibbeting.

Back in the 1700s a guy named Mark decorated the gate at Boston Neck for several decades. Those colonial geezers knew how to set an example, apropos today.